Dear Parents and Guardians,
The new year has begun, and we know you are navigating this semester in the context of COVID-19. We know you are balancing so much, and we hope you will take some time to let us know how we’re doing and how COVID-19 has affected your experience as a part of our school community.
Please complete a short survey by February 19th, 2021 to help us understand your experience right now.
The survey, hosted on the website of the National Association of Independent Schools, will only take about 5 minutes to complete. Your responses will help us improve the way we deliver programming and communicate with our community.
Thank you for your partnership and ongoing support of our school community.
Dr. Kara A. Loftin
Head of School
Virtual Grad Panel 2021-Navigating the College Landscape
Last week, we held our annual grad panel. Over 40 parents and students joined us for this inspirational and enlightening event that was led by our Director of College Counseling and Placement, Mrs. Dawn DeSimone. This years guest panelists included:
He is a member of the Cyber Security Club and former secretary of Pace Computing Society.
She currently works part-time for a day care supporting students with their remote learning.
She is undecided at this point but is planning on transferring next year to study elementary education. She is an active member of the Clarkson U Ski Club.
Our grads shared their insights into navigating the college landscape ranging from sharing how they chose their current school, the challenges of college and the resources available to students with learning disabilities. Here are a few of the golden nuggets of knowledge that they imparted during the panel:
Thank you to everyone who submitted a Badger Design. We have wonderful artists in The Craig School Community. We will update you on plans moving forward!
From the High School Art Studio
Wishing Branch-Accumulating Goodwill 2021
Inspired by the wishing trees art installations created by Yoko Ono (yes, that Yoko Ono), Mrs. T’s art classes turned their studies of texture into a “Yarn Bombed” Wishing Branch. The branch follows the essence of the original Wishing Trees by inspiring our students and teachers to leave a message of hope and good will for the Craig Community. There are Wishing Tree installations all over the world including NY, Washington, San Francisco, Tokyo, Venice, Paris, London, and now there is one in Montville!
From the High School Sports Desk
Basketball League Update
With Coach Norton back in action, we are ready to officially start up our Badger Intramural League play this week. We have after school practice this Tuesday (Feb 2nd) from 3-4:30PM and will have a scrimmage during the school day this Weds (Feb 3rd).
Bowling League Update
Our Intramural Bowling League started up last week. We are 9 members strong this year. Week one was all about working out the bowling rust and establishing our bowling handicap numbers so we can set up our weekly bowling matchups. Afterschool League play will start up this Wednesday (Feb 3rd) at Boonton Lanes (3-4:30PM).
High School Reminders
Craig School Continues Collecting “Box Tops for Education”
Just a reminder to keep cutting out those little “pink and blue squares” that say BOX TOP FOR EDUCATION on so many of the products we use on a regular basis. Each box top brings in 10 cents so they do add up quickly. Our goal is to top the $500 mark which we set last year. For our non-scissor/high tech people, you also have the option of downloading the BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION APP (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.generalmills.btfe&hl=en_US) and then scanning in your shopping receipts. The app will pick up on any box top items and turn that into cash for Craig! Our deadline for our next payout is March 1st so that gives us 5 weeks to bring in some box top bucks for Craig!